Pennsylvania Dutch Classic returns to Maple Grove

Fans of NHRA Sportsman drag racing will get on more chance to catch the action on the track in 2015 as the 44th Annual P.C. Richard & Son Pennsylvania Dutch Classic presented by Penske Truck Leasing comes to Maple Grove Raceway Thursday through Sunday, October 8 – 11.


Over 600 drivers from different classes, including Competition Eliminator, Top Sportsman, Top Dragster, Super Stock, Stock Eliminator, Super Comp, Super Gas and Super Street will be competing for a large purse in the NHRA Northeast Division’s season ending event.  Additionally, the Northeast Index Racer Series will be competing at the Dutch Classic for the second straight year with the 8.50, 10.0, and 11.50 Index classes.


Also being contested is the HEMI Challenge at The Dutch that features the best Super Stock / AA HEMI-powered cars from around the country.  The race will be held Saturday,

October 10.


As an added incentive for the 8.50 Index class, Boccella’s Performance, Inc. will sponsor the class by adding $200 to the winner’s purse.


Special parking provisions have also been created for Index cars and the bracket ET cars running the Maple Grove Money Trail ET Shootout.  Parking will be located at the top tier by the staging lanes.


Gates open at 8 a.m. each day.  Daily admission is $20.


Now in its 53rd year of operation, historic Maple Grove Raceway is recognized as a leading facility in the sport of NHRA-sanctioned drag racing.  For tickets and information, please call Maple Grove Raceway at (610) 856-9200 or visit Follow Maple Grove Raceway on Facebook and Twitter (@maplegrove).





Wednesday October 7, 2015

Parking 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.


Thursday, October 8, 2015

Gates Open – 8 a.m.

NHRA Inspection – 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Track Operated Test and Tune – 10:00 am to 4:00 pm – Car & Driver $75

Stock & Super Stock Records can be set during Test and Tune.


Friday, October 9, 2015                                                       

Gates Open – 8 a.m.

NHRA Inspection – 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Time Trials will be in Sessions. 1 Run per Session. 2 Runs.

Time Trials – 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Run Order – Stk, SST, SC, SS, SG

SS & Stk Record Runs – First Two Sessions ONLY!

Top Dragster Qualifying – 4:00 p.m.

Top Sportsman Qualifying – 4:30 p.m.

Comp Qualifying – 2:00 p.m. & 5 p.m.

SC, SG, SST Top 16 Races after 1st Time Trial Session — $500 Win, $250 Runner-Up Each Class.


Saturday, October 10, 2015

Gates Open – 8 a.m.

NHRA Inspection 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

Run Order – Stock, Super Street, Super Stock, Super Comp, Super Gas

One Time Trial Session ONLY!

Top Dragster Qualifying – 12:30 & 3:30

Top Sportsman Qualifying – 1:00 & 4:00

Stock & Super Stock Class Eliminations begin after Time Trials

Comp Qualifying – 12:00 – Elimination begin – 2:00 – Round 1 & 2 Only

Index Qualifying – 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.

Eliminations – SST, SC, SG – R1 Follows Time Trial


Sunday, October 11, 2015

Gates Open – 8 a.m.

Tech for late entry Index cars – 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

NHRA Eliminations – 9:00 a.m. – Run Order –Stock, SST, TD, TS, SC, SS, SG

Final Qualifying for Index cars – 9:30am

Comp Eliminations Continue – 11:00 a.m.

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